The Japan Rail Uguisudani Station from Taito-ku is one of the oldest train stations in Tokyo, built in 1912. The name of the station comes from a bird that once lived in this area, uguisu (bush warbler).
Close to the southern exit of the station, you can find the Kan’ei-ji Temple, a place visited by many tourists.
But the neighborhood near the northern exit is very little known. It is a quiet area with narrow streets, small restaurants and many love hotels. And like everywhere in Tokyo, cramped between other buildings, you can also find a Shinto shrine (the brown building in the picture). This is the Moto Mishima Shrine, dedicated to Jurōjin, the God of longevity, one of the Seven Lucky Gods (Shichi Fukujin).
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Lens: VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500s
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 400
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